Favola’s Bar Bystander Training Bill Clears Senate

Sen. Barbara A. Favola introduced a bill, SB1150, that would make training available to on-premises ABC licensees and their employees to recognize situations that could lead to sexual assault and how to intervene.

Favola said she expects a lot of bartenders will go for it.

“So often people see these situations, they know they’re not right, they know that they should intervene, they’re not quite sure how to intervene,” Favola said.

That bill passed the senate unanimously with one senator not voting, and has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources.

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